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EUROCAT Subject:
McDonnell R, Delany V, O'Mahony MT, Mullaney C, Lee B and Turner MJ (2014).  Neural tube defects in the Republic of Ireland in 2009-2011. Journal of Public Health Advance Access.  doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdu016

EUROCAT Subject:
Garne E, Khoshnood B, Loane M, Boyd P and Dolk H (2010). Termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly after 23 weeks of gestation: a European Register-based study. British Journal of Gynaecology. 117: (6). 660-666

EUROCAT Subject:
Misinterpretation of TOPFA data on website tables

EUROCAT Subject:
Boyle B, McConkey R, Garne E, Loane M, Addor M-C, Bakker M, Boyd P, Gatt M, Greenlees R, Haeusler M, Klungsoyr Melve K, Latos- Bielenska A, Lelong N, McDonnell R, Metneki J, Mullaney C, Nelen V, O'Mahony M, Pierini A, Rankin J, Rissmann A, Tucker D, Wellesley D and Dolk H (2013). Trends in the prevalence, risk and pregnancy outcome of multiple births with congenital anomaly: a registry-based study in 14 European countries 1984-2007. British Journal of Gynaecology

EUROCAT Subject:
Jentink J, Loane M, Dolk H, Barisic I, Garne E, Morris J and de Jong-van den Berg L (2010). Valproic acid use in pregnancy and congenital malformations (Reply letter Vajda/O'Brien). The New England Journal of Medicine. 363: (18). 1771-1772

EUROCAT Subject:
EURO-PERISTAT (2013). European Perinatal health Report: Health and care of pregnant women and babies in Europe in 2010. EURO-PERISTAT




 







 

 

 

 


EUROCAT Subject:
McDonnell R, Delany V, O'Mahony MT, Mullaney C, Lee B and Turner MJ (2014).  Neural tube defects in the Republic of Ireland in 2009-2011. Journal of Public Health Advance Access.  doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdu016.  [Paper]

Media Coverage:

http://www.independent.ie/life/family/mothers-babies/lack-of-foods-rich-in-folic-acid-to-blame-for-birth-defects-rise-30104872.html

 

http://www.irishexaminer.com/archives/2014/0603/ireland/mothers-urged-to-take-folic-acid-after-congenital-disorder-rise-270752.html

 

http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/mothers-babies/motherstobe-urged-to-take-folic-acid-as-defects-rise-30323466.html


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EUROCAT Subject:
Garne E, Khoshnood B, Loane M, Boyd P and Dolk H (2010). Termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly after 23 weeks of gestation: a European Register-based study. British Journal of Gynaecology. 117: (6). 660-666. [Paper]

Media coverage:

Die dritte Dimension belebt die Supernova-Simulation, Natur und Wissenschaft, 19/05/2010 [Article]

Schwangere und Artze spuren den Druck, Natur und Wissenschaft, 19/05/2010 [Article]

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EUROCAT Subject:
Misinterpretation of TOPFA data on website tables

Related Press Release: [Press Release, BINOCAR] and [Press Release, EUROCAT]

Media coverage:

Why are there discrepancies in the DoH abortion data? (The Ministry of Truth, 08/03/2013)

http://www.ministryoftruth.me.uk/2013/03/08/why-are-there-discrepancies-in-the-doh-abortion-data/

 

Reports on abortions over minor foetal abnormalities incorrect, says Eurocat (thejournal.ie, 06/02/2013)

http://www.thejournal.ie/reports-on-abortions-over-minor-foetal-abnormalities-incorrect-says-eurocat-784069-Feb2013/

 

Dozens of abortions carried out on foetuses with minor imperfections such as cleft lip or club foot (Mail Online, 03/02/2013)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2272783/Dozens-abortions-carried-foetuses-minor-imperfections-cleft-lip-club-foot.html

 

Cleft lip abortions '10 times as common as reported' (The Telegraph, 03/02/2013)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9845780/Cleft-lip-abortions-10-times-as-common-as-reported.html

 

Number of abortions for fetal “abnormality” vastly underreported in England and Wales (National Right to Life, 06/02/2013)

http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2013/02/number-of-abortions-for-fetal-abnormality-vastly-underreported-in-england-and-wales/

 

UK: Cleft Lip, Club Foot Abortions 10X More Than Reported (LifeNews.com, 05/02/2013)

http://www.lifenews.com/2013/02/05/uk-cleft-lip-club-foot-abortions-10x-more-than-reported/

 

Major disparity in British abortion statistics revealed (The Irish Catholic, 07/02/2013)

http://irishcatholic.ie/20130207/news/major-disparity-in-british-abortion-statistics-revealed-S30402.html

 

Abortions for cleft lip ’10 times more than recorded’ (The Christian Institute, 11/02/2013)

http://www.christian.org.uk/news/abortions-for-cleft-lip-10-times-more-than-recorded/

 

Health department fails to reveal extent of abortions for correctable deformities (Christian Concern, 07/02/2013)

http://www.christianconcern.com/our-concerns/abortion/health-department-fails-to-reveal-extent-of-abortions-for-correctable-deformit

 

We must be given an accurate picture of abortion for disability (Life)

http://www.lifecharity.org.uk/lifenewseurocatdisability

 

27 Irish Babies Killed for Being Disabled (Prolife.ie, 11/02/2013)

http://www.prolife.ie/news/2013/02/11/27-irish-babies-killed-being-disabled

 

British reports show law abused and more babies aborted for disabilities (Life Institute, 04/02/13)

http://www.thelifeinstitute.net/latest-news/british-reports-show-law-abused-and-more-babies-aborted-for-disabilities/

 

UK Parliamentary Business http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201213/ldhansrd/text/130212w0001.htm (12/02/2013)

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EUROCAT Subject:
Boyle B, McConkey R, Garne E, Loane M, Addor M-C, Bakker M, Boyd P, Gatt M, Greenlees R, Haeusler M, Klungsoyr Melve K, Latos- Bielenska A, Lelong N, McDonnell R, Metneki J, Mullaney C, Nelen V, O'Mahony M, Pierini A, Rankin J, Rissmann A, Tucker D, Wellesley D and Dolk H (2013). Trends in the prevalence, risk and pregnancy outcome of multiple births with congenital anomaly: a registry-based study in 14 European countries 1984-2007. British Journal of Gynaecology [Paper]

Related Press release: [Press Release, University of Ulster] and [Press Release, BJOG]

Media coverage:

Channel 4 News (06/02/13) Birth defects linked to twins and triplets double

http://www.channel4.com/news/birth-defects-linked-to-twins-and-triplets-double


ITV News (06/02/13) Risk of birth defects higher for twins and triplets

http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-02-06/risk-of-birth-defects-higher-for-twins-and-triplets/


Medical Xpress (06/02/13) The number of multiple births affected by congenital anomalies has doubled since the 1980s

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-02-multiple-births-affected-congenital-anomalies.html


Science Daily (06/02/13) Number of Multiple Births Affected by Congenital Anomalies Has Doubled Since the 1980s

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130205200237.htm


Scotsman (06/02/13) Birth defects are on the rise in twins

http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/health/birth-defects-are-on-the-rise-in-twins-1-2776616


Telegraph (06/02/13) Older mothers driving up birth defect rate

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9850091/Older-mothers-driving-up-birth-defect-rate.html


Medical News Today (07/02/13) Multiple Births Affected By Congenital Anomalies Have Doubled Since The 1980s

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/255939.php


Express (06/02/13) Rise in multiple birth defect rate

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/375894/Rise-in-multiple-birth-defects-rate


On Medica (06/02/13) ART link to rise in birth anomalies

http://www.onmedica.com/NewsArticle.aspx?id=745f4b32-5da5-45e6-b7ed-93d74c9ba6e3


Jezebel (06/02/13) Older Mothers Cause Spike in Birth Defect Rate

http://jezebel.com/5982095/older-mothers-possibly-cause-spike-in-birth-defect-rate


Inquisitir (06/02/13) Older Mothers And IVF Pushing Up Birth Defect Rate, Says Study

http://www.inquisitr.com/511189/older-mothers-and-ivf-pushing-up-birth-defect-rate-says-study/


West Welfare Society Territory (06/02/13) Alarming increase of birth defect in Europe

http://www.west-info.eu/alarming-increase-of-birth-defect-in-europe/


El Mundo (06/02/13) El número de niños con defectos congénitos se duplica

http://www.elmundo.es/elmundosalud/2013/02/06/noticias/1360153135.html


Reuters (07/02/13) Birth defects in multiples on the rise: study

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/02/07/us-birth-defects-idUKBRE91616T20130207


The Telephone (10/02/13) Are Test Tube Babies at Greater Health Risk
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/mother-tongue/9860773/Are-test-tube-babies-at-greater-health-risk.html

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EUROCAT Subject:
Jentink J, Loane M, Dolk H, Barisic I, Garne E, Morris J and de Jong-van den Berg L (2010). Valproic acid use in pregnancy and congenital malformations (Reply letter Vajda/O'Brien). The New England Journal of Medicine. 363: (18). 1771-1772 [Paper]

 

Related Press Release: [Press release]

 

Media coverage:

 

Epilepsy medications linked to babies born with spina bifida

Yorkshire Post (England) - December 2, 2010

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/around-yorkshire/local-stories/epilepsy-medications-linked-to-babies-born-with-spina-bifida-1-3027222

 

Epilepsy drug birth defect link

Yorkshire, Bradford, Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff, Glasgow, Brighton, Nottinghman-wired.co.uk – June 14, 2010

http://www.yorkshirewired.co.uk/news.php/67095-Epilepsy-drug-birth-defect-link

 

Anti-epileptic drug 'doubles spina bifida risk in babies'

The Daily Telegraph (England) – December 3, 2010

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8176679/Anti-epileptic-drug-doubles-spina-bifida-risk-in-babies.html

 

Birth defect link to valproic acid epilepsy drugs

BBC News – June 14, 2010

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10305598

 

Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Raises Spina Bifida Risk

Boots WebMD Health News – December 2, 2010

http://www.webmd.com/epilepsy/news/20101202/epilepsy-drug-in-pregnancy-raises-spina-bifida-risk

 

Epilepsy drug linked to spina bifida in babies

TheFamilyGP.com – December 3, 2010

http://www.thefamilygp.com/epilepsy-drug-linked-to-spina-bifida-in-babies.htm

 

Epilepsy drugs linked to spina bifida

NursingTimes.net – December 3, 2010

http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice/clinical-zones/prescribing/epilepsy-drugs-linked-to-spina-bifida/5022716.article

 

Epilepsy drug linked to spina bifida, but may still be safest option

Best Health BMJ – December 7, 2010

http://besthealth.bmj.com/x/news/551071/news-item.html

 

Epilepsy drug linked to babies being born with spina bifida

Media dis&dat – December 8, 2010

http://media-dis-n-dat.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/epilepsy-drug-linked-to-babies-being.html

 

Epilepsy drug link to spina bifida babies

The Belfast Telegraph – December 3, 2010

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/health/epilepsy-drug-link-to-spina-bifida-babies-15020226.html

 

Anti-epilepsy drug increases risk of spina bifida in babies

Epilepsy Research UK – December 3, 2010

http://www.epilepsyresearch.org.uk/anti-epilepsy-drug-increases-risk-of-spina-bifida-in-babies/

 

Epilepsy Drug Linked to Serious Birth Defects

HealingWell.com – June 9, 2010

http://news.healingwell.com/index.php?p=news1&id=639964

 

Epilepsy Drug Linked to Serious Birth Defects

Health.com – June 9, 2010

http://news.health.com/2010/06/10/epilepsy-drug-linked-to-serious-birth-defects/


Epilepsy drugs 'cause increased spina bifida risk in babies'

International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics – December 3, 2010

http://www.figo.org/news/epilepsy-drugs-cause-increased-spina-bifida-risk-babies-003075

 

Why the EU is good for our health

The Irish Times – February 28, 2012

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/health/2012/0228/1224312475708.html

 

European Researchers Investigate Birth Defects Linked to Certain Drugs for Asthma, Depression, Diabetes

MedicalDaily.com – March 12, 2012

http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/9276/20120312/birth-defect-drugs-asthma-depression-diabetes-pregnancy.htm

 

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EUROCAT Subject:
EURO-PERISTAT (2013). European Perinatal health Report: Health and care of pregnant women and babies in Europe in 2010. EURO-PERISTAT
http://www.europeristat.com/images/European%20Perinatal%20Health%20Report_2010.pdf

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